Your release aid is no different than a trigger on a rifle. Precision accuracy is impossible to achieve if you have a bad trigger. The same goes for archery. I’ve been shooting an index finger trigger release my whole life. I’m not a competition shooter, but I have tried to switch to a thumb style and back tension style release and encountered consistency problems. I never have had issues with target panic and a trigger release works great for me. And so I’ve stuck with what I’m good with. I’ve probably shot and hunted with a dozen different trigger releases since my introduction to archery at age 13. Some were cheap, some were good and a few were great. I’ve hunted with dual caliper, single caliper and hook releases and each type has its redeeming qualities, but few are often perfect. Here’s a few great ones, so let's jump right in.